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Abby Wambach, players file lawsuit over World Cup turf

democratandchronicle.com — Pittsford's Abby Wambach and a group of elite international soccer players have filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf. Led by U.S. national team forward Wambach, the players filed Wednesday at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in Toronto, attorney Hampton Dellinger told The Associated Press.

Sean Sanders back in prison for violating parole

democratandchronicle.com — Sean Sanders' life of crime has stretched from thefts as a youngster to the fatal beating of an opponent at a 2008 softball game. Released from prison last year on parole, Sanders is now back in jail for violating the terms of his release, parole officials say.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @gcraig1: Sean Sanders, who killed a man in a Parma post-game softball brawl, can't stay out of prison: democratandchronicle.com/story/news/201…

Oct 01, 2014

Sean Sanders, who killed a man in a Parma post-game softball brawl, can't stay out of prison: democratandchronicle.com/story/news/201…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @ToddJClausen: Remember the guy who sucker-punched another softball player and killed him? Well, he's back in prison. bit.ly/1mQwjQr

Oct 01, 2014

RT @ToddJClausen: Remember the guy who sucker-punched another softball player and killed him? Well, he's back in prison. bit.ly/1mQwjQr

Oct 01, 2014

Remember the guy who sucker-punched another softball player and killed him? Well, he's back in prison. bit.ly/1mQwjQr

Funke skips first forum with O'Brien

democratandchronicle.com — Sen. Ted O'Brien, D-Irondequoit, Monroe County, is blasting his GOP foe Richard Funke for skipping out on their first forum scheduled today in Irondequoit. Funke's campaign said there was a last-minute change to the format by the Irondequoit Kiwanis Club and decided not to attend.
Oct 02, 2014

Debate format change "not agreeable" to GOP senate candidate. Funke skips first forum with O'Brien on.rocne.ws/1vyksbl via @DandC

Turf issue for women's World Cup = Sexism

democratandchronicle.com — Explain to me, exactly, how FIFA making women play in the World Cup next year on turf is NOT sexism? There's worse examples of it in our world, obviously, but tell me how this isn't a different set of rules for the women compared to the men.
Oct 01, 2014

Turf issue for women's World Cup = Sexism, plain & simple, says @RocDevo via @DandC on.rocne.ws/1x0CkL1

Kodak cutting 70 positions locally

democratandchronicle.com — Eastman Kodak Co. is cutting roughly 70 Rochester-area positions in its largest layoffs since it ended its Chapter 11 bankruptcy 12 months ago. The Rochester-based printing technology firm said Wednesday it was eliminating 85 positions companywide, including 70 in the Rochester area, with the affected employees being notified Thursday.
Oct 01, 2014

@Kodak cutting 70 #ROC positions on.rocne.ws/1vy5Uby via @DandC Largest local layoffs since bankruptcy ended 13 mos ago.

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Local awareness of domestic violence on rise

democratandchronicle.com — The video of football star Ray Rice beating his then-fiancée into unconsciousness in an elevator may bring new awareness to the prevalence of domestic violence. Noting that "recent headlines" have highlighted the incident and other domestic violence episodes, Alternatives for Battered Women, or ABW, executive director Jaime Saunders said Wednesday that the nonprofit organization's domestic violence hotline saw a 39 percent increase in monthly calls in September.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @MAjavananda: Local awareness of domestic violence on rise on.rocne.ws/1wYmgJN via @DandC 5,900 reports annually/Monroe County #DomesticViolence #ROC

Oct 01, 2014

Alternatives for Battered Women's #DomesticViolence hotline saw a 39% increase in monthly calls in Sept: on.rocne.ws/1yzjxLu via @gcraig1

Mark's Texas Hots owner in talks with city

democratandchronicle.com — Days after a fatal shooting, the owner of Mark's Texas Hots is in talks with the city to better quell potential violence in and around the eatery. Jamar Paige, 23, of Irondequoit was fatally shot around 3 a.m. Sunday in a fight at the restaurant at 48 Lake Ave.

Local fans remain loyal to Baltimore Orioles

democratandchronicle.com — Oct. 2, 1978. The Yankees are playing the Red Sox in a one-game American League playoff, and 13-year-old Stuart Levy is in synagogue observing Yom Kippur, the holiest of Jewish days. And then a higher power speaks. "Right in the middle, my dad leans over and says 'Son, we need to leave.

Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run

democratandchronicle.com — A 22-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run last week in northeast Rochester. Tycresha Robinson of Rochester was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death following the Saturday night crash on Hudson Avenue, near Pulaski Street.

Kodak hires new chief marketing officer

democratandchronicle.com — Eastman Kodak Co. in its glory years as a photography giant had its name splashed across the Olympics, television ads, and Times Square. Today, it's a much smaller firm, focused specifically on printing and print-related products and services.
Oct 01, 2014

New Kodak CMO: What’s going to be vital is showing turnaround. Said that on same day company announced 70 job cuts. on.rocne.ws/YOGBp5

Funke skips first forum with O’Brien

blogs.democratandchronicle.com — Sen. Ted O'Brien, D-Irondequoit, Monroe County, is blasting his GOP foe Richard Funke for skipping out on their first forum scheduled today in Irondequoit. Funke's campaign said there was a last-minute change to the format by the Irondequoit Kiwanis Club and decided not to attend.
Oct 01, 2014

"At about 11:45 a.m., we get an email that’s he’s not showing up. What is this? He’s blaming this on me?” on.rocne.ws/1uCccrX

Oct 01, 2014

Kiwanis Club says there were no rule changes that caused Funke not to attend: "He just didn’t show up.” on.rocne.ws/1uCccrX

Corner store crackdown slows rapid growth

democratandchronicle.com — Two years after enacting tighter regulations on convenience stores and pawn shops, the city has seen more than a 90 percent drop in openings of such "high-impact" retailers. The shops are labeled as such for their ability to anchor - but too often disrupt - a neighborhood, saturating commercial corridors and becoming magnets for criminal activity that brings repeated calls to police.
Oct 01, 2014

#ROC saw 88 new bodegas and pawn shops open in 2010-12, but just 6 since: 'Corner store crackdown slows rapid growth' on.rocne.ws/1wYPYyd

Rebate checks all mailed, but watch out for scams

democratandchronicle.com — All 1 million family rebate checks have been mailed, the state Department of Taxation and Finance said, but the state is also warning about potential scammers. The $350 rebate checks should all hit mailboxes by this Friday, the agency said.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was no stranger to Rochester

democratandchronicle.com — No U.S. presidents have come from Rochester, but many have come to Rochester. The presidential visitors include Franklin Delano Roosevelt, one subject of the extraordinary Ken Burns documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. Roosevelt came to Rochester as a young man for a state Democratic convention.

Joseph A. Floreano funeral services Friday

democratandchronicle.com — Funeral services for Joseph A. Floreano, the longtime executive director of the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, will be held Friday at Asbury First United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with burial to immediately follow at White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford.
Oct 01, 2014

Joseph Floreano's funeral set for Friday on.rocne.ws/1wYA0Ez He was longtime #ROC convention center exec director pic.twitter.com/OXRlQod3LA

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